Got Your Ticket Punched A Few Too Many Times

| Related | February 8, 2016

(The U.S. has a record-breaking lottery jackpot. I come home late and my beloved Asian grandma comes out to see me.)

Grandma: “Hey, [My Name], can you do me a favor? I bought tickets. Can you see if I won anything?”

Me: “Okay, let me see.”

(She hands me six lottery tickets. When I look at them I notice something very odd.)

Me: “Grandma… why do all six tickets have the same numbers?”

Grandma: “Oh, this way if the numbers are good we can split it around the family. One ticket if your aunt, another for your mom, another for your uncle.”

Me: “Why didn’t you just buy six tickets of all different numbers? If we win, you can decide how to split the money.”

Grandma: “No, that won’t work. See, each ticket is for each side of your family and this way we can split it easier.”

(I spent the next five minutes convincing her how she basically just added an extra 20 dollars to the jackpot.)

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